In a recent interview with InStyle magazine, Jennifer Aniston says 2012 for her will be about enjoying life with her new man Justin Theroux.
“We’re trying to live between both coasts,” Jennifer Aniston says.
“I want to see friends more and travel more. I say that every year, but this year, I’m going to do it!”
Jennifer Aniston, 43, and Justin Theroux, 40, met during filming of Wanderlust, which was released in cinemas last month.
“It was one of the most idyllic film experiences I’ve ever had,” she says.
“We spent three months together out on a lake, laughing the whole time. We became a family.”
They have been inseparable ever since.
“Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want. As I get older, I realize what qualities are important in love, what suits me and what I won’t settle for.”
Jennifer Aniston says she has long since moved on from some of those “lessons”, and insists that tabloid headlines about her long-running feud with love rival Angelina Jolie is far from the truth.
Asked what is the biggest misconception about her, Jennifer Aniston told the magazine: “There are so many. I would say the triangle with my ex-husband – and that there’s a feud. It’s a headline that won’t go away – a story that has nothing to do with reality.”
The actress rivals any twenty-something on the red carpet and on film, but Jennifer Aniston admits the “new crop” are starting to make her aware of her post-40 age.
“You know what makes me feel old? When I see girls who are twenty-something, or the new crop of actresses and think, <<Aren’t we kind of the same age?>> You lose perspective.
“Or being offered the part of a woman with a 17-year-old child. It’s like, <<I’m not old enough to have a 17-year-old!>> Then you realize, well, yeah, you are.
But the actress adds: “I don’t feel my age. I feel young every day.
“I feel sexy in my jeans and wearing my boyfriend’s T-shirt.”
However, she doesn’t say that she has copied Justin Theroux’s “biker” look.
“He has great style – it’s very specific and it has been his style forever,” Jennifer Aniston says.
“But has it influenced mine? No. I know people say it has – <<Oh look, you’re dressing alike>>. And I think, <<No I’m not. I’ve had this jacket for three years!>>
“On the red carpet, it’s time for me to start doing something different. I play it very safe, because I just want to be comfortable. If I could wear a jersey tank that went down to the floor, I would.”
Her style staples? “Boots, a great blazer, a scarf and jeans. I like Rag & Bone, Vince and Generra jeans, which they don’t make any more. And a black leather jacket for winter.
“I love Christopher Bailey for Burberry. And Tom Ford. I have his skirts, jackets and shoes, but I don’t know how to walk in them. I’ve tried! I need to lop off a little of the heel. They require serious strength.
“I’m a bit of a clothes hoarder, admittedly. I try to weed out stuff. My girlfriends come over for cheese and wine and go shopping in my wardrobe. They especially love it when they get stuff with a tag still on.”
Jennifer Aniston’s toned figure as impressive as ever, but the actress says she wants to shift the extra weight she’s gained since giving up cigarettes.
“I don’t make resolutions, but I quit smoking recently and it put a couple of pounds on me that are hard to lose,” Jennifer Aniston says.
“Everybody says it’s normal, but I’d like to get rid of them!”